Planning on selling your property to a real estate investor?
While you’re probably looking to get rid of your property quickly, getting the best deal possible is probably also on your agenda. As it should be.
Many people make the mistake of assuming that real estate investors always give low offers. But the reality is, they typically offer close to what you would net after selling your home through a real estate agent.
Getting a good deal is definitely possible if you take the right steps. To help you with that, here are 5 ways to get top dollar when selling to a real estate investor:
- Make Your Property Look Appealing
While a real estate investor is more likely to overlook flaws than your standard buyer, you still want to make efforts to entice them. That means making your home look spotless and uncluttered. If things do look messy, they will likely spend more time combing your property for potential issues.
- Be Honest
Nothing mucks up a business transaction quite like dishonesty. Be sure to divulge all the details about your property. Don’t hold back and don’t lie. If the real estate investor catches something, they’re likely to offer you less, on the basis that there may be more repairs you didn’t tell them about that they’ll have to factor in.
Helping the real estate investor assess your property as accurately as possible is always in your best interest because it helps them give you the fairest price possible.
- Make Assessing Your Property Painless
If the real estate investor can’t get into your property because you didn’t show up at the scheduled time or forgot to unlock your back gate it will be hard for them to come up with a cash offer. Also, probably not a great time to let your dog out.
- Be Easy to Deal With
If you’re easy to deal with, the real estate investor is more likely to be willing to help you. Be flexible on the times you’re available for them to come look at the property. And by all means, be friendly and respectful. It’s basic stuff, but it can go a long way.
- Tell The Investor What You Want
The best way to get what you want is to ask for it. A professional real estate investor is looking to make buying your house a win-win. Yes, they are also looking to make a profit. But they do have lots of ways of helping.
Need to close within a week? Need them to purchase your property with your tenants still in place? Don’t hesitate to tell them what you need. They just might be able to do more than put cash in your pocket.
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